1959 MGA

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Technical specifications

Type:2-Door Roadster
Color:Chariot Red
Transmission:4 Speed Standard
Interior Color:Doe Skin Tan Leather
Engine:1,798 CC OHV 4-Cylinder Engine Twin Carbs
Number of Cylinders:4
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Absolutely stunning (and fun to drive) 1959 MG MGA. The car had a complete concourse restoration in 1988 in Ohio and at the time was part of a story in the December 1988 ImportCar & Track magazine. After completion of the restoration, the car went on to be recognized in many shows. I have personally shown the car in the last couple years and have been very pleased with the results even after that many years since its original restoration. Here are a few of the many awards and honors for this car:

2014 Milwaukee Masterpiece Concours deElegance - British class
Second Place: AACA 2014 Fall National Meet -40 point deduction for radial tires put it in the second place category (330-365/400 points)
First Place: Stan Hywet Concours deElegance NORCCCA 1995
First Place 1991: British Cars at Hartwood - British Cars of Pittsburgh
First Place 1992: VMCCA National Crawford Car Meet - Bath, OH
First in Class MGA 1992: Shaker Square British Car Day VI
First Place Award in Class 1994: British Cars at Hartwood
First in Class MGA 1996: Shaker Square British Car Day X
Best Paint: Kline's CaféCruise-In - Hudson, OH

The vehicle is registered with NAMGAR (North American MGA Register) #1926 - 1959 1500 Roadster HDR43/65336 Chariot Red. Prior to the restoration in the late '80's, the car was white as shown in the photos (this is also consistent with the body tag #'s).

Prior to me becoming the owner/caretaker of the car, it was owned by a gentleman whos goal was to have the car as a reliable Sunday driver. He and his wife would trailer it up to Door County, WI each fall to drive it around and see the fall colors. Over more than a decade of his ownership, he made several changes to make the car reliable and work out the gremlins that typically plague these little British cars. I have close to $20,000 in receipts for service and work that has been completed. Needless to say, this car is back to level that is at home as a Sunday countryside driver, on the track or even drawing a nice crowd at any show (including the Milwaukee Masterpiece this past August). This car has proven to be very reliable and very fun to drive. Here are some of the many items that have been done already:

2014 - New leather interior, convertible top, floor mats, misc. replacement parts (cosmetic).
2013 - Complete brake overhaul and new carpet
2011 - Alternator conversion for reliability (original generator available), front disc brake upgrade
2010 - Rebuilt 1800 cc engine, clutch, exhaust header, new gas tank
2009 - Rebuilt Transmission, shocks & many misc. items
2008 - Fuel pump
2007 - Wiring misc.
2003 - carbs (original carbs available) and refinish

Much of this work was completed by a very reputable MG shop near Milwaukee, WI that focuses their entire business on MGs. Based on conversations with them, they indicate 'that car needs nothing but to be enjoyed'.

If you are looking for that classic roadster that truly needs nothing and can be enjoyed exactly as is, then this is your car. I consider this car to be a strong #2 condition (Hagerty valuation tools). If you are not familiar with Hagerty's tool, check it out at
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